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My x300 stops running some times when mowing forward I can ingage and disingage the pto with the key on and it usually restarts do I have a bad switch or is there a wiring problem?

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SOURCE: cub cadet 2160 PTO problem

Yes, there is a switch on the motion lever on the transmission, but there is also a relay switch that is taped to the fuse under the hood of the mower...if this goes bad, the deck will not come on

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine shuts down when pedal is released, and when pto is ingaged

check your Reverse Gear engage switch and PTO (blades engaged switch), either a bad switch(es) or short in wiring indicating that you are in Reverse with the blades engaged. Is there an override function so that you can mow in reverse? Check that circuit vs. the PTO and reverse gear. good luck

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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SOURCE: PTO problem on a model

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I would be looking at the ignition switch....but before replacing it I would be looking for a friend with an electrical meter and checking the wiring for power coming out of the switch to the cluthch, this way you can narrow it down positively before buying parts.

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Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a cub cadet

Sounds like either a wire is detached from something or simply the switch is bad. Also depending on the model there is some times a fuse for the electronic clutch.

  • Make sure all wires are connected to the switch, and to the clutch.
  • Look under the hood and look for any fuses that will be attached to a wiring harness and make sure they are not blown.
  • Make an inspection of the belts. Make sure the belt is riding on all of the pulleys.
If you are still having a problem, it may be the switch. With the mower key on, and the engine not started, (DO NOT START ENGINE, ONLY HAVE KEY POWERED ON!) have some one engage the PTO switch while you listen for a click from the deck belt drive pulley. If you do not hear a click form the pulley, which has the clutch attached too, then it is not engaging. This is possibly the switch.

Remove the switch. there will be 2 wires on it. Doing the same as before listen to the deck belt drive pulley(WITH THE ENGINE NOT RUNNING, BUT KEY ON.) whiles some one touches the 2 connectors on the wires from the switch together. You should hear a click. If you do then you have a bad switch. Easy fix. You can even Start the tractor, with every one clear of the mower, and then touch the 2 wires together and the blade should come on.

If you still do not get the blades to engage then most likely the clutch for the blade engage is shot. this is a more expensive replacement. There could also be a loose or broken wire some where you haven't found. If every thing is intact, then I would look into a new clutch for the PTO.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011

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SOURCE: MY CRAFTSMAN DYT4000 RUNS GOOD WHEN THE PTO IS

It sounds like your mower is equipped with a reverse safety switch. This switch will prevent you from mowing in reverse by killing the engine, like any safety switch. You just need to investigate it and decide if you will disengage the blades to back up or if you will disable the safety switch. You mentioned that there were wires cut. Do you know what they were? How many were cut? I suggest that you trace them out to see what they are, where they go. The previous owner may not have wanted to deal with the safeties for a number of reasons.

In regards to the reverse safety switch, many mowers do not have them. As in they do not come on all mowers, historically. I do not know if they are designed into all the newer ones or not. I work on older mowers and whether or not they are on a mower seams to depend on the manufacturer (on older mowers). My seven or eight year old Craftsman does not have one, while a twelve year old MTD may.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

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